Export Compliance Documents

Most commonly required documents for international shipments.

Credit Application

Document allowing the DSV accounting department to establish credit for clients.

Export Power of Attorney (POA)

The freight forwarder must be authorized by the U.S. Principal Party in Interest (USPPI) to transmit their Electronic Export Information (EEI) to the Automated Export System (AES).  This Written Authorization Form serves as authorization for DSV to act as the AES filer for export transactions controlled by the USPPI. 

Shipper's Letter of Instruction (SLI)

SLI form provides transportation and documentation instructions, export control and reporting information and conveys authorization to DSV to transmit Electronic Export Information (EEI) to the Automated Export System (AES). For further instructions on how to complete the SLI, click here

Routed Export Transaction Data Collection Document

In a Routed Export Transaction, the Foreign Principal Party in Interest (generally buyer) is responsible for providing authorization to the U.S. forwarder. However, the USPPI remains responsible for providing the data elements required for transmitting to AES. 


This document shows who is responsible for ownership, cost, risk and insurance (shipper or receiver) in various scenarios from factory-to-door.

NAFTA Certificate of Origin

This document is used to provide proof of manufacture in either Mexico, Canada or the U.S.  Can be used for a single or several shipments. Validity can be up to one year. 


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